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Yardbirds aka Roger the Engineer / super deluxe with signed print

3CD+2LP super deluxe edition

The Yardbirds‘ 1966 self-titled album (also know as Roger the Engineer) will be reissued as a six-disc super deluxe edition featuring newly remastered mono and stereo versions of the album and various audio rarities, with signed editions available in the UK.

The album was recorded by the classic line up of Jeff Beck, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-smith, and saw the band explore new sonic territories, pushing their blues-rock sound into the realms of the avant-garde, psychedelia and Indian music.

The audio for the new box set has been remastered from the original tapes by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering, overseen by the co-producer of the original album Paul Samwell-Smith. He describes the experience:

“Mastering this album has been a joy. To hear the tracks sounding just as we heard them all those years ago while we were recording them – energetic, edgy, and in your face – is an unexpected treat. In 1966, It was a rare and exciting opportunity to be given a recording studio for five days and allowed to experiment. That excitement still shows”.


Yardbirds 3CD+2LP+7″ super deluxe with signed print (click image to enlarge)

This box set contains two vinyl records, three CDs and a seven-inch single. The content is as follows:

  • LP 1:Yardbirds in mono – remastered from the original British 1/4″ Mono master tapes, newly transferred for this release at Abbey road Studios. Housed in a replica of the original British album sleeve.
  • LP 2: Yardbirds in stereo – considered by producer Paul samwell-smith to be the definitive version of the album, the stereo mix has been remastered from the newly transferred quarter-inch master tapes. Housed in a replica of the ultra-rare German sleeve.
  • CD 1: Yardbirds in mono
  • CD 2 Yardbirds in stereo
  • CD 3: Bonus tracks including newly remastered non-album singles, rare alternate versions, and a previously unreleased early mix of ‘turn into Earth’ Which reveals a searing guitar solo by Jeff Beck.
  • Seven-inch single: Happening Ten Years Time Ago – The classic psychedelic single (featuring future led Zeppelin members Jimmy page and John Paul Jones) has been newly remastered for this release.

Additionally this comes with an A2 fold-out poster, a 24-page large format booklet with an introduction by Jeff Beck and an extensive essay and track-by-track liner notes by David French based on new interviews with Jimmy Page, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarthy and Simon Napier-Bell.

The Amazon UK exclusive edition includes an art print of the album cover, hand-signed by Jim McCarty and Paul Samwell-Smith and is limited to 500 copies.

An indies only coloured vinyl edition (not signed) will also be available.The Yardbirds super deluxe edition will be released on 25 June 2021 (was 18 June)

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track listing

LP 1  Yardbirds [Mono Version]

Side One : 1. Lost Women / 2. Over, Under, Sideways, Down / 3. The Nazz Are Blue / 4. I Can’t Make Your Way / 5. Rack My Mind / 6. Farewell Side Two : 1. Hot House Of Omagararshid / 2. Jeff’s Boogie / 3. He’s Always There / 4. Turn Into Earth / 5. What Do You Want / 6. Ever Since The World Began

LP 2 – Yardbirds [Stereo Version]

Side One: 1. Lost Women / 2. Over, Under, Sideways, Down / 3. The Nazz Are Blue / 4. I Can’t Make Your Way / 5. Rack My Mind / 6. Farewell / Side Two: 1. Hot House Of Omagararshid / 2. Jeff’s Boogie / 3. He’s Always There / 4. Turn Into Earth / 5. What Do You Want / 6. Ever Since The World Began

Seven-inch single  Happenings Ten Years Time Ago : Side A : 1. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago Side B : Psycho Daisies

CD 1  Yardbirds [Mono Version]

1. Lost Women / 2. Over, Under, Sideways, Down / 3. The Nazz Are Blue / 4. I Can’t Make Your Way / 5. Rack My Mind / 6. Farewell / 7. Hot House Of Omagararshid / 8. Jeff’s Boogie / 9. He’s Always There / 10. Turn Into Earth / 11. What Do You Want / 12. Ever Since The World Began

CD 2  Yardbirds [Stereo Version]

1. Lost Women / 2. Over, Under, Sideways, Down / 3. The Nazz Are Blue / 4. I Can’t Make Your Way / 5. Rack My Mind / 6. Farewell / 7. Hot House Of Omagararshid / 8. Jeff’s Boogie / 9. He’s Always There / 10. Turn Into Earth / 11. What Do You Want / 12. Ever Since The World Began

CD 3 – 1966 Studio Recordings

1. Mr. Zero – Keith Relf / 2. Knowing – Keith Relf / 3. Hot House Of Omagararshid / (Alternate Mono Mix) / 4. He’s Always There (Alternate Stereo Mix) / 5. Turn Into Earth (Early Mix) / 6. Turn Into Earth (Vocal Track) / 7. Turn Into Earth (Alternate Stereo Mix) / 8. Ever Since The World Began (Vocal Track) / 9. I Can’t Make Your Way (Alternate Stereo Mix) / 10. Great Shakes Commercial (Version 1) / 11. Great Shakes Commercial (Version 2) / 12. Shapes In My Mind (Version 1) – Keith Relf / 13. Shapes In My Mind (Version 2) – Keith Relf / 14. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago / 15. Psycho Daisies / 16. Stroll On

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